Cold & Flu Essential Oil Blend Recipe

Essential Oil Cold and Flu Recipe

I know this is a subject that nobody wants to talk about right now as we are all wishing for spring and warmer weather.  Based on the number of people that I know that are sick with colds and flu bugs right now, I felt impelled to discuss the use of essential oils when it comes to sickness. Here are a few tips to use essential oils for colds and flu:

Make An Anti-Influenza Blend

Combine these essential oils together in a small bottle.

  • 40 drops of eucalyptus essential oil
  • 30 drops of tea tree essential oil
  • 20 drops rosemary essential oil

Do not use this blend by itself, but you can use it in the following three ways to help ward off illness.

Epsom Salt Bath: Add 12 drops of the blend to 1 full cup of Epsom salts. Add these salts to a hot bath and soak in the bath for at least 20 minutes.

Congestion Rub: You can also add 10 drops of the cold and flu essential oil blend to a teaspoon of any carrier oil (avocado, sunflower etc).  You can rub this on your throat and upper chest.

Sinus Relief: You can also keep this blend at your bedside to smell when you need some relief or add a couple of drops to a tissue and put it by your pillow.

Soon enough, the flowers will be blooming and there will be fewer colds and flu, but in the meantime, stay healthy!

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